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Auckland Arts Festival 2020 Full Programme Announced

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 9:09 am | Auckland Arts Festival

The annual multi-arts celebration returns to locations across Tāmaki Makaurau in March. Auckland’s many theatres, galleries, and unique venues will house some of the most exciting performance, art and music events from New Zealand and around the ... More >>

Everyone's invited to sing the Auckland Arts Festival open

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 3:35 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

The Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) invites the people Tāmaki Makaurau to come together and sing the 2019 festival open with TIRA, a huge, free opening event taking place in Aotea Square on 7 March. The massive, outdoor-karaoke, led by superstar musicians ... More >>

Love Letter to Nick Cave in Auckland Arts Festival in March

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 12:24 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

The Irish-French singer and storyteller-in-song Camille O’Sullivan will return to New Zealand as part of the 2019 Auckland Arts Festival in March with Cave, a new show devoted entirely to the music of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. More >>

Shakespeare Meets Tang Xianzu - Auckland Arts Festival

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:00 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

In the 1590s two things happened which would have a massive impact on cultures in both the East and the West. In China, dramatist Tang Xianzu penned the romantic tragicomedy , The Peony Pavilion . Around the same time, William Shakespeare completed his best-known ... More >>

Auckland Arts Festival 2019 Programme Announced

Friday, 2 November 2018, 10:34 am | Auckland Arts Festival

The biggest annual celebration of arts and culture in Aotearoa returns in March, to locations across Tāmaki Makaurau. Auckland’s many theatres, galleries, and unique venues like marae and the Stardome, will house some of the most exciting performance, ... More >>

Super Group Silkroad Ensemble Makes Its NZ Debut

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:41 am | Auckland Arts Festival

World Music Super Group Silkroad Ensemble Makes Its New Zealand Debut at Auckland Arts Festival in March More >>

Auckland Arts Festival announces first major show for 2019

Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:05 am | Auckland Arts Festival

A breath-taking, widely-loved and fantastically fun contemporary interpretation of the opera masterpiece, Mozart's The Magic Flute will make its New Zealand debut in the Auckland Arts Festival in March. Since premiering in 2012, the brilliant and ... More >>

‘Dinner and a show’ goes next level at Auckland Arts Fest

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:26 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Not satisfied with just a huge ‘menu’ of events, productions, gigs and exhibitions, Auckland Arts Festival , in collaboration with a team of creative foodies, is transforming two well-known Auckland hot spots into innovative dining and socialising spaces this ... More >>

Drums of Fire Light up of Auckland

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:21 am | Auckland Arts Festival

In celebration of 2018 heralding the tenth Auckland Arts Festival, a special, free event will pulse through streets and alleyways of Auckland city in March. More >>

The Naked Samoans Do Magic

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:11 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

The treasured comedy troupe and incredible talent behind Bro’Town and Sione’s Wedding , The Naked Samoans, are joining forces with Auckland Arts Festival and the legendary creators of The White Guitar , The Conch, to present The Naked Samoans ... More >>

Extraordinary all-ages play about terrorism opens at AAF

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:48 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Unforgettable play about terrorism – for people of all ages – shines brightly in Auckland Arts Festival programme More >>

Festival pulls out all the accessible stops

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 10:47 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival 2018 has “pulled out all the stops” by providing accessible services for 15 of its events in March and offering positive experiences for people with access needs. More >>

Eru Dangerspiel Raises the Roof for Auckland Arts Festival

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:17 am | Auckland Arts Festival

DATES: Thursday 8 March, 2018 LOCATION: Festival Playground, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter Auckland Arts Festival will officially open its superb new Festival Playground at Silo Park and launch the 2018 programme with a huge night of psychedelic funk, ... More >>

AAF invites everyone to take a good, long look at themselves

Monday, 15 January 2018, 12:15 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

The mirror-gazing experience that has shot to the top of everyone’s must-do lists at Festivals around the globe is on its way to Auckland Arts Festival in March. More >>

R&B Superstar Daniel Caesar Coming to Auckland Arts Festival

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 5:00 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

R&B Superstar Daniel Caesar Coming to Auckland Arts Festival in March DATE: Friday 16 March, 2018 LOCATION: Music Arena, Festival Playground, Silo Park Grammy Award-nominated R&B artist Daniel Caesar is coming to New Zealand for the first ... More >>

AAF presents Anika Moa’s CHOP, CHOP HIYAAA!

Monday, 8 January 2018, 12:34 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

Beloved NZ musician, wonderfully wicked wahine and celebrated child-whisperer Anika Moa will waiata her way across Auckland for the 2018 Auckland Arts Festival in March. More >>

Neil Finn: Out of Silence

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:35 am | Auckland Arts Festival

On two glorious nights in March, Neil Finn, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) and a who’s who of special guests will perform an extraordinary Auckland Arts Festival concert. More >>

Jack Charles v the Crown

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 8:57 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Australian legend Uncle Jack Charles started life as a member of the Stolen Generation. He once said, “Plucked from my mother’s breast, I grew up absolutely ignorant of my Aboriginal heritage.” More >>

Feel Free to Nod Off During This Auckland Arts Festival Show

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 12:00 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

Busy people with no time to see shows will be delighted to know that at the 2018 Auckland Arts Festival in March there’s one event they can go to in their sleep. From audacious British composer Max Richter, Sleep is an eight-hour concert designed ... More >>

Fresh-Look Auckland Arts Festival in 2018

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:18 am | Auckland Arts Festival

There’s a new music and events precinct, new locations, a new director and a new look for New Zealand’s biggest annual arts party, Auckland Arts Festival (AAF), in 2018. One thing, however, remains the same - a huge programme of ticketed and ... More >>